There’s something so inherently pleasing about a beautiful, clean, white interior that makes it almost irresistible. Of course, many of us do resist because we’re worried about getting the white on white look wrong or creating a space that’s boring or which is so difficult to clean that it never looks as good as we thought it would.
Well, I say, if you want to decorate with white, you should do it! It really isn’t that difficult to get it right, especially when you take note of these dos and don’ts of decorating with white…
Do Consider the Undertones
You might think that white paint is white paint, but actually, white paint has many variations, and you need to choose the right ones if you want your white room to look as good as you imagined. For example, white paints with yellow undertones are warmer than those with blue undertones, which will look cooler and crisper.However, you when choosing the correct undertone, you also need to consider natural light. A room which is flooded with natural light will feel warmer than one which has little natural light, which means using a paint with blue undertones should give you a better balance.
Do Think About the Surroundings
If you were to buy a beautiful white sofa from the Fendi Casa store hoping that it would be the star of the show in your white room, should you then place that sofa next to, say a green stool, the sofa could start to take on a green ’undertone’ which would ruin the effect, which is why you have to be very careful about arranging non-white items in a mostly white room, taking the time to check out the situation in a range of different lights until you get it right.
Do Use Different Materials
If most of the stuff on your space is going to be white, it’ a good idea to use as many different materials as possible to make things interesting. Wooden cabinets, Formica tables, china, soft fabrics- mix them all up to create a more ’designed’ feel.
Don’t Use Just the One Shade
If you really want your space to be just one shade of white, well that’s fine, but the majority of people will find that mixing complementary shades of white, perhaps by having a feature wall a darker shade than the rest of the room, will help the space to look less clinical.
Don’t Forget White Accessories
If you want your white room to really look amazing, then you really should be adding in accessories like mirrors, throw pillows and object d’art from places like the White Lighthouse store, in various shades of white, and even cream, into the mix. This will help to create a luxe layered look.
Don’t Attempt this if You Have Pets or Kids
If you have pets or children, you’re asking for trouble if you decorate a room almost universally in white! I mean, if you really want to risk it, go ahead, but if you’d rather not be plagued by muddy paw prints, juice stains, and dirty marks, to the point where it feels like you’re always cleaning, perhaps choose a more forgiving colour scheme!